Application forms to become a Member of the PTA are available to download below.
Completed application forms should be sent to:
The PTA Secretary
PO Box 230
To qualify for Membership of the Association, an applicant must:
(a) either (i) have trained as a Pianoforte Tuner, Technician or Maker in a reputable factory or workshop for no fewer than three years, or have completed an approved course in Pianoforte Tuning or Technical Studies at a recognised College and have gained the proficiency certificate, and have subsequently earned a living as a Pianoforte Tuner, Technician or Maker for a period (at least two years) which, combined with the training period, is at least five years.
or (ii) have earned a living as a Pianoforte Tuner, Technician or Maker for at least seven years,
(b) at the time of application,currently be engaged inthe piano industry,
(c) either (i) pass a practical test of tuning and elementary repairs, and an oral test of his/her knowledge of tuning, construction and repair of pianos, if applying for Technician membership,
or (ii) pass an assessment of practical ability and theoretical knowledge in a specialist field of piano technology.
At the time of application, the applicant must currently be engaged in the piano industry.
Any applicant may be asked to pay a surcharge equal to the real cost of the examination.
Only registered Members may use the logo or the letters MPTA.
You can also join the PTA as an Associate, Student or Patron. Application forms are immediately below.